Bend, Oregon Wine Community

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Bend, Oregon Wine Community

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Anybody in Eastern Oregon especially Bend, know of a wine group?
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#3 Post by Rick Allen »

I know of a couple of wine enthusiasts in Bend, but if there was ever a city that was into beer in general and IPAs in particular, Bend is it.

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I am going to guess that you might possibly maybe be new to Bend. I think everybody there refers to it as central Oregon. You have to drive 100 or 200 miles to the right in order to reach eastern Oregon.
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#5 Post by patrick c albright »

maybe try the loft above zydeco.
or bend wine storage.
or talk to the staff at 900 wall.
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#6 Post by Rick Allen »

Talk to the woman who runs the Good Drop Wine Shoppe in downtown Bend. She has a tasting every Friday - usually some good stuff (she was tasting champagne including Krug last Friday).

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#7 Post by James Stolle »

Thanks everyone! I am new to Bend, as I moved from Telluride to here so I am all turned around. I stopped by RHC and Good Drop Wine Shoppe and had very positive experiences.

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I was in Bend last spring and stopped at Good Drop and was very surpised at the wines she had. Well curated for such a small shop, lots of old world wines that were of interest. I had brought my own wines with me, but if I hadn’t, there were things I would have tried. Not sure how competitive they are, but nothing shocked me at first glance. Either they sell mostly to tourists, or there are some serious winos in Bend in addition to the beer scene.
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She took me down to the cellar where I picked up a nice bottle of Bionic Frog.
Chuck Miller wrote: December 6th, 2018, 10:54 pm I was in Bend last spring and stopped at Good Drop and was very surpised at the wines she had. Well curated for such a small shop, lots of old world wines that were of interest. I had brought my own wines with me, but if I hadn’t, there were things I would have tried. Not sure how competitive they are, but nothing shocked me at first glance. Either they sell mostly to tourists, or there are some serious winos in Bend in addition to the beer scene.

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Philip N. Jones wrote: December 6th, 2018, 6:08 pm I am going to guess that you might possibly maybe be new to Bend. I think everybody there refers to it as central Oregon. You have to drive 100 or 200 miles to the right in order to reach eastern Oregon.
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brigcampbell wrote: December 7th, 2018, 7:39 am It's pronounced Ore-A-GUN, not Ore-A-GONE unless you're from California.
I've heard it pronounced simply as "OR-gun" before. At least other states are pronounced like they are spelled! neener
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Markus S wrote: December 7th, 2018, 8:01 am
brigcampbell wrote: December 7th, 2018, 7:39 am It's pronounced Ore-A-GUN, not Ore-A-GONE unless you're from California.
I've heard it pronounced simply as "OR-gun" before. At least other states are pronounced like they are spelled! neener
probably should be a small "a", not a big "A" and it's 2 1/2 syllables. [cheers.gif]
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Al Pacino does a nice job of butchering the pronunciation in Scent of a Woman (great movie). "ARE-uh-gone!"
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Markus S wrote: December 7th, 2018, 8:01 am
brigcampbell wrote: December 7th, 2018, 7:39 am It's pronounced Ore-A-GUN, not Ore-A-GONE unless you're from California.
I've heard it pronounced simply as "OR-gun" before. At least other states are pronounced like they are spelled! neener
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